This second volume of Studies in Art, Science, and Technology unites studies by scientists, curators, and conservators, all of which are published here for the first time. Essays and technical notes address a variety of themes, such as connections between technology and aesthetics, aging processes of artworks, attribution and dating issues, and conservation theory. Specific examples from throughout art history add context and help promote deeper understanding. A wide range of objects are discussed in the texts, including medieval sculptures, Baroque musical instruments, Egyptian stone works, photographs, enamels, and paintings. The refined analyses of these works will prove relevant and enlightening to an interdisciplinary professional audience.
Studies by scientists, curators, and conservators aimed at a wide professional audience delve into topics at the intersection of science and art.
Silvia A. Centeno is research scientist, Department of Scientific Research, Nora Kennedy is Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, Department of Photographs, Marijn Manuels and Deborah Schorsch are conservators, The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, Richard E. Stone is conservator emeritus, Objects Conservation, Zhixin Jason Sun is curator, Department of Asian Art, and Mark T. Wypyski is research scientist, Department of Scientific Research, all at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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